Sudden onset panic
I got home from work on Tuesday and found Josh at the dining table smiling and looking at me with his eyes crossed. I thought he was doing it to be silly and didn't see it happen again that night . At school the next afternoon, one of his teachers saw that his right eye was wandering inward a bit. We called for an appointment and were given a date...three weeks from now. Last night, the cross-eye was more pronounced and lasted longer. And then this morning his right eye was completely turned in. Completely.
Google has been spectacularly helpful in engendering blind panic: damage to the sixth cranial nerve! Brain tumor! Intracranial swelling! Or, you know, the more common and less spectacular options that are barely registering in my overheated head: asymmetrical far-sightedness (which, oddly, can apparently manifest suddenly--who knew?) and a transient complication of certain ear, nose and throat viruses.
We've managed to find another pediatric ophthalmologist who can see Josh next Thursday, but, still, not till Thursday. It feels so very wrong to not do something. Except panic.